Elon Musk refused to pay for Starlink services for the Ukrainian military


SpaceX has sent a letter to the US military refusing to further fund Starlink Internet communications, which are used by military personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Elon Musk's company offered the Pentagon to bear these costs.


Maintaining Starlink stations in Ukraine is a heavy burden for Musk's firm. So, by the end of this year, SpaceX must pay about $125 million for the operation of the Internet system, next year this amount will be about $400 million.

To date, the number of Starlink satellites providing communications for the Ukrainian armed forces has reached 20, costing SpaceX $80 million. At the same time, about 85 percent of satellite stations were paid for by the US, UK and Poland. Ukraine does not pay for SpaceX services at all.

According to CNN, approximately 500 Starlink stations are destroyed every month during the Ukrainian conflict. In July, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valery Zaluzhny sent a letter to Elon Musk asking him to provide another 6200 stations at the disposal of Kyiv. In response, SpaceX was asked to address this issue to the Pentagon. In September, the Musk company noted that it was no longer able to donate communication stations to Kyiv.

Earlier, Elon Musk wrote in one of the Western social networks that, in his opinion, Crimea should remain Russian, and in the east of Ukraine, residents prefer to be with the Russian Federation. In response to this, billboards on Ukrainian streets began shoot portraits an American businessman who was previously considered a “friend of Ukraine”.
7 comments
Information
Dear reader, to leave comments on the publication, you must sign in.
  1. Valentine Offline Valentine
    Valentine (Valentin) 14 October 2022 11: 32
    +2
    You, non-brothers, have already spat so much into those wells from which you can no longer drink water, and imagined yourself to be the vicars of God on earth, the most chosen and leading nation among other peoples. Musk is not Medvedchuk for you, so crawl to him on your knees if you have time.
    1. Corsair Offline Corsair
      Corsair (DNR) 14 October 2022 12: 16
      +6
      From, yaky pokidok!
      Zradnik, moskal curses ...
  2. Benjamin Offline Benjamin
    Benjamin (Benjamin) 14 October 2022 12: 48
    +1
    Directly a tragedy, these pennies will be paid from the arrested money of the Russian Federation
  3. isofat Offline isofat
    isofat (isofat) 14 October 2022 12: 48
    -2
    Everyone wants money, but they don't want to go to the moon. Now I think they will fight. Not for money, but for a good cause. The right sector is completely out of whack.

    Musk turned on the fool. Now there are more of them - Zelensky with Khazanov, Kedmi with Solovyov ... all these are graduates of the same culinary college. laughing
  4. Vox_Populi Offline Vox_Populi
    Vox_Populi (vox populi) 14 October 2022 14: 06
    0
    Elon Musk refused to pay for Starlink services for the Ukrainian military

    If so, he did the right thing!
  5. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 14 October 2022 14: 21
    +1
    There is definitely some kind of serious group of politicians, businessmen and military behind the Mask, otherwise even he, the richest man on the planet and a contractor for the Pentagon, would not have gone against the consolidated policy of the collective West with his initiatives and would not have risked his business and capital, even if the former President Trump was almost taken into custody and not allowed to the world
    1. isofat Offline isofat
      isofat (isofat) 14 October 2022 20: 06
      0
      Sekavara, it would be necessary to check, does Musk pay for the intercom? laughing